|Welcome to venticool!
venticool is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC (www.aivc.org) and REHVA (www.rehva.eu).
The platform was officially launched during the 33rd AIVC-2nd TightVent conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 10-11 2012 hosting 4 topical sessions on ventilative cooling. It has been initiated by INIVE EEIG with (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of its partners.
Ventilative cooling in energy performance legislations
Because of their increasing weight on building design options, energy performance regulations have undoubtedly become key market drivers. This is a specific concern for ventilative cooling strategies as they require rather mature assessment methods for thermal comfort and ventilation losses to be correctly accounted for. In fact, adequate credit for ventilative cooling should account for thermal comfort criteria as well as ideally, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and noise. It should reflect the effective cooling potential which greatly varies within a single day, calling for rather sophisticated calculations seldom used in regulations. The good news is that CEN standards (in particular, EN 15251 and EN 15242) provide methods that could fill the gap. In any case, this will be a clear focus area of the ventilative cooling platform.
The July 2019 issue of the “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” newsletter has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool), & EU relevant information.
The paper is available at the first week of every month at: http://news.inive.org/
We would like to encourage you to subscribe to get informed on a regular basis on our platforms’ activities.
Registration is still open for the 40th AIVC conference: “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” to be held on October 15-16, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium together with the 8th TightVent and the 6th venticool conferences. More than 100 papers have … Continue reading
The symposium “Activities of IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP)”, organised by Dutch Flemish Buildings Physics Association (NVBV) and the Belgian Building Research Institute (WTCB-CSTC-BBRI), took place on the 11th of June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium from … Continue reading
Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based. And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week on average … Continue reading
The symposium “Activities of IEA TCP on Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC TCP)” will take place on the 11th of June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. . During this event activities of various Technical Collaboration Programmes (TCP) … Continue reading
The Proceedings of the 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference “Smart Ventilation for Buildings”, held in Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France on 18-19 September, 2018 are now available for download.
Please click HERE to access the event’s papers, slides and Book of Proceedings.
The 40th AIVC Conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC” will be held during the 15th & 16th of October, 2019 at ‘Het Pand’, the congress centre of Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. It will be a joint event combined with the 8th TightVent and the 6th venticool conferences.
The conference programme will include well‐prepared and structured sessions focused on the conference topics, invited speakers, long and short oral presentations arising from the call, as well as 90 seconds industry presentations.
For further information please visit us at: https://www.aivc2019conference.org
The February 2019 edition of the REHVA Journal has been released, including a selection of articles presented at the 39th AIVC – 7th TightVent & 5th venticool Conference, 2018 “Smart Ventilation for buildings” held in Juan-Les-Pins, France on September 18-19, 2018.
Specific articles include:
- Are low-cost sensors good enough for IAQ controls? | Iain Walker, Woody Delp, Brett Singer (LBNL, USA)
- Including air-exchange performance in building regulation | R.C.A. van Holsteijn (VHK Research, Netherlands), H.J.J. Valk (Nieman Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V. , Netherlands), J. Laverge (Ghent University, Belgium), W.L.K. Li (VHK Research, Netherlands)
- IAQ in workplace in Belgium: alternatives to CO2 requirement |Samuel Caillou (BBRI, Belgium), Jelle Laverge (Ghent University, Belgium), Peter Wouters (INIVE EEIG, Belgium)
- Key findings on ventilative cooling | Peter Holzer, Philipp Stern Institute of Building Research & Innovation, Austria)
To download and read the full journal please visit: https://www.rehva.eu/publications-and-resources/rehva-journal/2019/012019.html
Stay tuned for the next issue of the REHVA journal with more highlights from the AIVC 2018 Conference!
The final meeting of the Annex 80 preparation phase will be held on April 12-13, 2019 at the Heriot Watt University in Dubai right after the “Comfort at the Extremes” Conference (https://comfortattheextremes.com/programme/) .
The programmes of each subtask will be discussed and the Annex Work Programme will be defined. All conclusions will feed into the final version of the Annex Text, based on which the Executive Committee will decide upon starting the Annex 80 working phase.
Further information on registration, programme etc. can be found here.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) together with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are organising a symposium entitled “ Quality ventilation is the key to achieving low energy healthy buildings ” to be held on 27-28 March 2019 in Dublin, … Continue reading